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FDA considering changing its policies on homeopathic medicine

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WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing its policies regarding homeopathic medicine.

Homeopathic medicine is sold in many pharmacies and supermarkets, but the drugs are typically sold without being FDA approved. Many reports have come out claiming the medicine does not work and that any benefits are the result of a placebo effect.

The FDA will begin two days of hearings regarding homeopathic medicine starting Monday, and it has already received extensive public comment.

"At this stage, we are gathering information about whether to adjust our current enforcement policy," said Cynthia Schnedar, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, reported the Washington Post. She said the FDA has sent warning levels to 40 companies since 2009 regarding homeopathic products.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/04/19/FDA-considering-changing-its-policies-on-homeopathic-medicine/2841429479692/?spt=rrs&or=11

 
 
 
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I've been watching this story for a while.  The FDA is going to go full retard on Homeopathy and do everything in its power to destroy it.

Maybe the FDA should read the Swiss study on Homeopathy. They have already done the work

 

Swiss Government finds homeopathy effective and cost efficient

The Swiss Government has reviewed a significant body of evidence, and determined that homeopathy both works and is considerably more cost effective than conventional medicine. It confirms a view widely held in many German-speaking parts of Europe, that homeopathy offers a valuable addition to the conventional and complementary medical landscape.

http://www.anh-europe.org/news/swiss-government-finds-homeopathy-effective-and-cost-efficient

 

FDA May Be Preparing Attack on Homeopathy

The time to stop this is now, before it gains momentum! Action Alert!

The FDA is holding a public hearing later this month to evaluate its enforcement policies for homeopathic drug products. It says the agency is seeking input on whether and how to adjust the policy to adjust for changes that may have occurred over the past twenty-five years.

Why is the FDA doing this? First, a little background: in 1938, in early FDA formation legislation, Sen. Royal Copeland (D-NY) succeeded in getting homeopathic drugs exempted from the usual drug approval process. In those days, FDA only had authority to require safety evaluation, but when an evaluation of efficacy was added—human trials currently cost billions of dollars—homeopathy remained exempt.

For anyone who knows anything about homeopathy, this is more than reasonable. Whatever their efficacy, and there is much debate about that, nothing could be safer than homeopathic preparations. Still, it has rankled the FDA not to have authority over this class of medicine, which they would certainly use to remove homeopathic remedies from the shelves. In the eyes of the FDA, it seems that the besetting sin of homeopathic preparations, as with supplements, is that they can under certain circumstances compete with FDA-approved Big Pharma drugs—the very drugs that pay the FDA’s bills, including staff salaries.

More of the article at the link:

http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-may-be-preparing-attack-on-homeopathy/

 

 

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